Tag Archives: Jon Favreau

Chef review

Written and directed by Jon Favreau It's tempting to analogize the story of Chef with Favreau's career as an actor and director. Favreau came to prominence as the writer and star of the late-90s indie Swingers, with his buddy Vince Vaughn (they paired again in Made),  which he parlayed into acting and directing gigs. He… Read More

The Wolf of Wall Street review

Directed by Martin Scorcese Written by Terrence Winter, from the Jordan Belfort book A wildly funny film, The Wolf Of Wall Street probably won't be considered one of Scorcese's great works for a couple of reasons. 1) It revels in excess at a time when that is particularly unfashionable, five years since those Wall Street… Read More

Iron Man 3 review

Directed by Shane Black Written by Black and Drew Pearce, from a Marvel Comic by Stan Lee, Don Heck, Larry Lieber and Jack Kirby Here's the beginning of the next phase of Marvel's world cinema domination. It's working pretty well for them so far. Robert Downey Jr is back in the shell head, and that's… Read More